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H G Cox letter 27 August 1947

(99kb)  A letter to Sir Miles Thomas detailing sales early orders for the MG Y.

MG YT Factory Production Records ~ recreated

 (1.8mb)A PDF file by David Pelham (updated 10 October 2018).

The Complete Manchester XPAG Files

by Paul Ireland

Classic Engines, Modern Oil

by Paul Ireland

Register your MG Y Type with us

Register on line or download a form to email or fax your registration to us

Fractions to Decimals to Millimetres

A table to convert fractions of an inch into decimals and millimeters

UK Licence plates

A document reproduced here by kind permission of the Chiltern Vehicle Preservation Group

Parts Cross Reference pages

Look up modern supplier part numbers for your MG Y Type Parts needs

MG Service Department Service Sheet Amendments

The XPAG Cooling System

by Gene Gillam

The Alternate Parts List

by John Lawson. This is a very useful cross reference on many Y/YT and YB parts and lists other cars that had the same parts.

Guide for Users of Historic Vehicles


Safety Fast Newsletters

A full back catalogue of Newsletters scanned from Safety Fast, from the first in 1992, to date.

The MG Y Type Buyer's Guide

A miscellany of resources and articles to help you decide on how to buy and what to look for.

Original brochure
MG Y Type Screensaver

(2.7 MB).

YT brochure
MG YT Screensaver


Let there be Ys
Let there be Ys Screensaver


5 Speed YB Conversion

(241kb) A PDF by Tony Vernall.

MG Engine History

A PDF file by Neil Cairns - Version 9.0. (1.3mb)

MG Y Ledgers

(310kb) A PDF file with an introduction by Neil Cairns of guarantee plates, chassis numbers and engine numbers, where this information is known.

Post War M.G. Saloon cars 1947 - 1999

(4.5mb including colour pictures) by Neil Cairns.

Miscellaneous items

Radiator cap mascots
and Hood Ornaments

How different people decorate the front of their car.
As always, consult your local laws governing where you live please.

Luggage straps for the MG Y

Details on the luggage straps that were available as a period optional extra.

Stories from the Rear view mirror

Historical research on individual cars by their owners.

Models of the MG Y Type

Details of models of the MG Y Type.

Historical Timeline of Y history events and contemporary world news.

Sister Cars to the MG Y Type

by Neil Cairns

The MG Y Type Tool Kit

by Jeremy Havard.

Terry Ciantar's original tool kit

Photographs by Terry Ciantar.

Service tools for use in the MG Series Y


25 November 2007

Elise Pakeman found a new drawing of a Y Saloon, by Anura B. Maswelagedera, of Sri Lanka, and George Herschell's Y saloon has also been added to the Artist's Impressions page.


24 November 2007

As a result of increased spamming activity Mike Plumstead, who runs the excellent Bulletin Board and Classified Advertisement service for us, is increasingly reducing the number of IP (Internet Protocol) addresses that can post anonymously to the BBS. As a result of this you may find that you get a message saying that "you have to be a member to post here".  To LOGIN or create a free REGISTRATION, simply select the login or register link either here or on the BBS page.  Remember your login User Name and Password though as only you have control of this.  You can also use your login to create Wanted and For Sale adverts.


21 November 2007

A new "hint and tip" from Neil Cairns on priming the oil pump has been added to the Hints and Tips page.  You will need to do this after an engine rebuild.


18 November 2007

Today, please welcome Peter Parkhurst with YT 3509 to Ys on Parade.


17 November 2007

Sorry - I forgot to load up the mid-month Reprinted Article yesterday!  This one comes from The Scotsman newspaper from November 2005, and is entitled "Open-top tourer conjures up the fabulous forties".  Enjoy!


13 November 2007

Please welcome Carol Bellingham, the new owner of YT 3286 to Ys on Parade.


12 November 2007

David Ward has added to our Hints and Tips entry on Hubcaps falling off. with a great idea of how to get them back.


7 November 2007

Today, please welcome Les Parker with YB 0506 to Ys on Parade: a very brave guy, good luck Les, I am sure you will get some help if you ask for it on our Bulletin Board.


3 November 2007

Today, please welcome Jeroen Dopp with YB 0368 to Ys on Parade.  Also, a second painting from Charles Héritier has been added to the Artistic Impressions page too.


1 November 2007

The Picture of the Month this month recalls the UK Spring Run from 2005.

The Reprinted Article for this month comes from Hemmings Sports and Exotic Cars magazine, January 2006 featuring the YB of Paul Gaynor.


Archive of previous News pages

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